El Dorado County Fire Safe Council

The mission of EI Dorado County Fire Safe Council is to protect the people of EI Dorado County and their property from the effects of catastrophic wildfire through education, cooperation, innovation and action.

El Dorado County Vegetation Management/Defensible Space Ordinance

Did you know that El Dorado County has a vegetation management and defensible space ordinance? In April 2019, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors put in place an ordinance to assist with enforcing State requirements for defensible space on private property.

What does that mean for you? As a homeowner, State law requires that you maintain a minimum of 100 feet of defensible space around all sides of your habitable structure. Beginning in June 2020, the County will begin conducting defensible space inspections in pre-identified areas, called County Emphasis Areas (CEAs). Additionally, local fire districts and CALFIRE will also be conducting defensible space inspections throughout the County. 

Vegetation management and creating defensible space is a process and must be maintained over time. Get started today. For more information, please visit the following web sites: